About CeCe

Equestrian Consultant

CeCe Younger grew up riding horses. By the time she was eighteen, she was the youngest woman to be admitted to the U.S. Equestrian Team. She represented the U.S. Equestrian Team in international competitions before an injury forced her retirement in 1993. Miss Younger has continued as an influential figure in the equestrian world and has gone on to develop a thriving equestrian consulting business that includes certified horse appraisals, litigation & expert witness services, coaching, judging, clinics and more!

“CeCe Younger became the the youngest woman to be admitted to the U.S. Equestrian Team.”

Qualifications, Experience & Awards


  • BA English Literature, BA Art History, Minor Journalism/Writing, 1986, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
  • Copywriting Diploma, 1990, The Advertising Center, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Senior Life Member, The American Society of Equine Appraisers
  • Senior Life Member, The Society of Agricultural Appraisers.
  • Equestrian Expert Witness
  • U.S. Equestrian Federation Judge.
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Certification
  • Former Candidate Member American Society of Appraisers
  • Ashford Institute of Antiques Certification Course
  • University of Kentucky Seminars on Equine Law


  • USPAP Certified Horse Appraiser/ Senior Lifetime Honorary Member, The American Society Of Equine Appraisers.

  • USPAP Certified Agricultural Appraiser/ Senior Lifetime Member, The American Society Of Agricultural Appraisers, 1992-Present

  • Cece Younger Equestrian Consulting, Litigation & Expert Witness Services and Expert in Animal Behavior/Dog Bite cases,

  • Founder/ CEO, Horsemanship Safety Certification Association, Horsemanship Safety Certification and Clinics for Horse Professionals and their Employees about Safety Protocol and Liability Issues. Currently writing a Safety Manual, June 2013-Present

  • Banner Farms, Equestrian Sales & Ranch Manager, Managed, Bought, Trained, Competed, Bred, Sold Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Horses & Combined Carriage Driving Competition/Pleasure Horses which included the following breeds, etc.: Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Warmbloods, Ponies, Fjords, Miniature Horses totaling over One Million Dollars for the Family owned business, 1974-2012. (Retired)

  • Banner Farms, Director, Riding School & Day Camp,Instructor for beginning to advanced riding and carriage driving students, day-to-day management of the Riding School, which includes care and selection of horses and equipment to be used on-site., 1986-2007 (Retired)

  • Banner Farms, Head Rider Trainer, Broke, Trained and Competed top level show jumping horses and combined driving horses, 1986-2012

  • International Horse Jumping Competitor, Represented the United States in International competitions, 1971-1993.

  • United States Equestrian Federation Team Member, 1981-1993 (Injury forced retirement 1993)
    -Youngest Woman to be admitted to the U.S. Equestrian Team at age 19
    -Inscribed on the special list of USET members/participants that was carried by U.S. Equestrian athletes who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
    -Represented the U.S. in the 1982 VOLVO World Cup Finals Gothenburg, Sweden
    -Winner 1987 Mercedes National Show Jumping Championship, Madison Square Garden, New York.
    -Member U.S. Nation’s Cup Team, 1990, Calgary, Canada.
    – Member of U.S. Nation’s Cup Team, 1990, Guadalajara, Mexico
    (Withdrew due to horse injury)
    -Represented the U.S.in 1992 VOLVO World Cup Finals, Del Mar CA
    -Reserve Champion Jumping Horse at AQHA World Championship show
    -Top Ten Finalist Pacific Coast Grand Prix Circuit 1979-1982, 1987-1990

  • U.S. Equestrian Federation Judge, “r” in Hunter/Equitation & Jumper Divisions, 1991-2018 (retired)

  • National Jumping Director, Am. Warmblood Society, 1992-1997.


Licences & Affiliations

  • Forensis Group Experts 1998-Present

  • ALM Experts 1998-Present

  • SEAK Experts 1998-Present

  • Juris Pro Experts 1998-Present

  • Forensic Consultants Association California Member, 2002-Present

  • National Directory of Expert Witnesses 2000-Present

  • AHC-American Horse Council Member, 1998-Present

  • FEI-Federation Equestrian International Member 1980-Present

  • USEF-United States Equestrian Federation Member, 1970-Present

  • ADS-American Driving Society Member, 1999-Present

  • PCHJSA-Pacific Coast Horse Show Association Member, 1970-Present

  • CPHA-California Professional Horseman’s Association Member, 1970-Present

  • ETI Corral Member and Judge, 2000-Present

  • AMHA-American Miniature Horse Association Member, 1999-Present

  • AMHR-American Miniature Horse Registry Member, 1999-Present

  • KCHA-Kern County Horse Show Association Life Member

  • AFR-American Fjord Registry Member, 2002-Present

  • CVHA-Central Valley Harness Association Member 1999-2012

  • Whipper Snappers Driving Club Member, 2002-Present

  • Jockey Club Member, 1970-Retired

  • CTBA-California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, 1999-Retired

  • AAHS-American Association for Horsemanship & Safety Member, 2001-2011

  • San Fernando Valley Horse Show Association Member, 2006-2016

  • Tri-Valley Horse Show Association Member, 2006-2016

  • PCHJSA-Pacific Coast Horse Show Association Judge, 1990-2017 (retired)

  • CPHA-California Professional Horseman’s Association Judge, 1990-2017 (retired)

  • IEL-Interscholastic Equestrian League Member & Judge, 2000-2017 (retired)

  • USEF-United States Equestrian Federation Judge 1997-2017 (retired)

  • AQHA-American Quarter Horse Association Member, 1992-2015

  • PCQHA-Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Member, 1992-2015

  • AHA-Arabian Horse Association Member, 2009-2012

  • AWS-American Warmblood Society Member, 1992-2012

  • AWR-American Warmblood Registry Member, 1992-1998

  • AHA-American Haflinger Association Member, 2002-2012

  • PHR-Performance Horse Registry Member, 1994-2012